Catholic Relief Services speaker – Thomas Awaipo will be speaking at all the Masses the weekend of March 25th/26th, and he will also speak at the Adult Forum in the Parish Hall at 9.45am on Sunday morning.
Thomas works with Catholic Relief Services as integral part in bringing global solidarity. He lives in Ghana with his wife and four children. His story of initiative and his joyful presence has brought inspiration to thousands of people in the U.S.
Thomas Awiapo tells a truly inspiring story of survival and success. Growing up in a small African village in Ghana, Thomas was orphaned before the age of ten and left on his own to struggle for survival. He was the second of four brothers; his youngest two brothers died of malnutrition and lack of care.
His search for food led him to an elementary school, where he was fed a small meal every day. He survived, studied, and eventually won scholarships to attend college. He later earned a master’s degree from California State University.
Please see the attached link to hear some of Thomas’s own personal story on Hunger in Ghana at : http://www.crs.org/resource-center/how-thomas-awiapo-found-crs